Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and director Vincent Ponsot have both confirmed their interest in Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal looks on whilst wearing the captain's armband during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal looks on whilst wearing the captain’s armband during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told the media they intend to make a move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer, when the player will be out of contract.

“We’ll do our best to sign Alexandre Lacazette in June,” Aulas said.

Lyon director Vincent Ponsot added: “We’ve seen the maturity that he’s acquired. We’ve always remained in contact with him. But bringing in big players is always complicated.”

L’Equipe previously reported that Lyon tried in vain to pry Lacazette away from Arsenal in January, and they’ll attempt to lure him back again in the summer.

Lacazette has always maintained a strong bond with his old club, and his contract at Arsenal ends in the summer.

As a result, the Lyon hierarchy have made contact with his entourage in recent weeks over a potential transfer.

On the other hand, the same outlet claim Arsenal could still offer Lacazette a short-term contract extension of one or two years in the coming weeks.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal applauds the fans as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal applauds the fans as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Barcelona and Eddie Nketiah also out of contract and rejecting extension offers, it certainly doesn’t seem impossible Arsenal would look to keep at least one of their senior strikers around beyond this summer.

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